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Peripheral Artery Disease

Can Your Arteries Get Blocked Anywhere in the Body?

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, PAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, vascular disease

Blockages in your arteries can happen anywhere in your body, but blocked arteries in the heart and brain tend to be more severe. Here’s why.

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Can Dark Chocolate Help Ease Your Pain from PAD?

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Researchers in Rome found that some patients with peripheral artery disease walked farther with less pain after eating dark chocolate.

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Study of PAD Patients Shows Statin Benefits

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A recent study found patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease who took statins were half as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes compared with patients not taking statins. Death rates also were cut in half.

Peripheral Artery Disease

PAD Problems? Medicated Stents Can Help (Video)

Tags: artery disease, heart and vascular institute, PAD, peripheral artery disease (PAD), stent, vascular disease

Vascular surgeons now use medicated, flexible stents to treat patients with narrowed arteries to the legs. Initial research shows that the stents help lower the risk that treated arteries will become narrow again.

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Chat With a Doctor: Peripheral Artery Disease

Tags: atherosclerosis, chat with a doctor, diabetes, PAD, peripheral artery disease, web chat, webchat

Ask questions and get answers about peripheral artery disease from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Thursday, September 6, 2012, at noon (ET).